It'll have to go

Joe Gregorio

In Chapter 10 of Douglas Adam's Life, the Universe, and Everything we meet the people of Krikkit whose home planet and sun are surrounded by a dust cloud that blocks their view of the rest of the universe, and in this scene they are flying their first spaceship out past the cloud:

History was gathering itself to deliver another blow.

Still the darkness thrummed at them, the blank enclosing darkess. It seemed closer and closer, thicker and thicker, heavier and heavier. And suddenly it was gone.

They flew out of the cloud.

They saw the staggering jewels of the night in their infinite dust and their minds sang with fear.

For a while they flew on, motionless against the starry sweep of the Galaxy, itself motionless against the infinite sweep of the Universe. And then they turned round.

"It'll have to go," the men of Krikkit said as they headed back for home.

On the way back they sang a number of tuneful and reflective songs on the subjects of peace, justice, morality, culture, sport, familiy life and the obliteration of all other life forms.

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